Careers

Howard Area Community Center is always seeking dedicated and compassionate people who want to help Rogers Park community members build better futures.

Employee benefits may include the following:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Extended medical bank
  • Health insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Dental insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Vision insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement account
  • Family and medical leave

Equal Opportunity Statement

Howard Area Community Center (HACC) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of HACC to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.

Title: Bilingual Case Manager II – Domestic Violence

Program/Department: Health and Human Services

Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time

Approximately 40 hours per week

Salary: Available upon request

Last Date to Apply: June 15, 2020

Brief Description:

We are seeking a bilingual case manager to work with our domestic violence program. The case manager will provide legal advocacy, counseling, and case management services to domestic violence clients. Duties include conduct one-on-one and group counseling sessions, provide service referrals; conduct community outreach; accompany clients to court, liaise with client’s legal representation; and assist clients with completing orders of protection and other legal documents. The case manager will demonstrate fluency in English and at least one other language. Preferred languages include Arabic, Dari/Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

Mandatory Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or comparable degree required; 

Two years’ experience in social services, preferred; 

Bilingual with the ability to translate documents accurately from English to another language. 

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org by June 15, 2020 with Bilingual DV Case Manager in the subject line.

Title:  Domestic Violence Case Manager III

Program/Department: Human Services

Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: FT

Salary: Available upon request

Brief Description:

We are seeking a full-time Domestic Violence Case Manager III to provide case management, advocacy, group, and individual counseling and follow-up services for domestic violence clients. The case manager will assist clients to develop a safety plan, provide emergency and maintenance counseling, engage in legal advocacy, conduct outreach, and education activities, and work with the Education, Employment, Health, and Human Services team to connect clients to wraparound services. The case manager will record all activity in detailed case notes and maintain confidential client files.  The DV Case Manager III reports to the DV and Human Services Manager. 

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in social work.

At least two years of experience working in social services. 

A qualified candidate will be detail-oriented, flexible, patient, and demonstrate self-initiative, professionalism, and the ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Requirements:

A Master’s degree in social work.

More than two years of experience working with domestic violence survivors and social services.

Ability to demonstrate self-initiative.

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org and Stacy Goodman at sgoodman@howardarea.org by June 15, 2020 with DV Case Manager III in the subject line. Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

Program/Department: Early Childhood – Family Center
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. This is a full time, full year position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in infant, toddler and twos classrooms;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs within a model of continuity of care;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 30 college level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood and Infant Toddler Credential.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to adekker@howardarea.org

Program/Department: Early Childhood – Family Center
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking a Preschool Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of 3-5 year old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. This is a full time, full year position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating individual and group care and early learning experiences in mixed-aged (3s, 4s and 5s) preschool classroom;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and individual needs within a model of continuity of care;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood Credential.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to tmonroe@howardarea.org.